Kanhiote Public Library Open House

Open House Drop In

Come see our new Early Literacy Station and Tablet for the children’s room, get a library card, enter your name in our free draw, learn about e-resources for students, sign up for the Amnesty International Book Club, have some refreshments, discover everything there is for you and your family at the library and at home with your library card.


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TD Summer Reading Program


TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children’s imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments.
Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local library receive free program materials and are encouraged to earn twelve collectible stickers by reading books over the summer. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library and share their love of reading with children across the country through the TD Summer Reading club website.       http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/

Drop in at Kanhiote Library Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between 10:30 and 5:30 or Thursday between 12 and 7 to choose books or report on the ones you have read. Keep track of your books and enter weekly prize draw.


Mohawk Fair


Featured Digital Resources

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First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

The Society stands with First Nations children, youth, and families for equal opportunities to succeed.



Using a reconciliation framework that respectfully engages First Nation and non-Aboriginal peoples, the Caring Society provides high quality resources to support First Nations communities to empower children, youth and families. The award-winning Caring Society is proud to work with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children, youth and families.



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Library Information




The library provides a wide variety of materials including: videos, books, magazines, large-print books, books on CD, and more...!  There is up-to-date reading material for both children and adults.  These materials are recorded in our automated library system which makes searching for a title very easy to do.






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New Library Book Shelves

A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.


Kanhiote Public Library is proud to announce new Children's and Fiction book shelves purchased through a grant from OTF.







Our New Location


The Library has moved to a new location The old Health Centre building upper floor 1658 York Road 613-967-6264


Main Entrance



Patron Computers (Lobby)


Borrowing Materials

The library is your gateway to a world of information.  In return, respect the material you borrow, keep it safe and return material on time so that others may enjoy it as well.


Library Cards

To borrow materials from the library, you must have a membership card.  Members of our community may obtain a FREE Library Membership Card by filling out a short application with your name, address and telephone number.  A library membership card is valid for two years from the date of issue.  Patrons are expected to present their cards at the circulation desk when signing out library materials.

pencilsEach person is responsible for material borrowed on his or her library card   Responsibility for the reading material of children rests with their parents or legal guardian

If something you want is checked out at the moment, you may ask the library staff to place a hold on it for you.


Loan Periods, Fines & Fees

The loan period is 14 days.  Material may be renewed for an additional 7 days.  You may renew your materials in the library, by telephone (613-967-6264) or by e-mail kanhiote@gmail.com


We will soon have an outdoor book drop to return borrowed material.

Material held beyond the loan period will be subject to an overdue fine.   Overdue fines are 5 cents/day.   Fines are counted on open days only.  Patrons who have overdue material will be subject to loss of borrowing privileges.


Interlibrary loan

For items not located at our own library, we can try to obtain the item from another library. This process can take from 2-6 weeks (on average).  There is a limit of three requests at one time. Patrons will be notified by phone when the material arrives; items will be held for one week. Loan periods will vary depending on the source library.


Home service

You are welcome to come to the library during our open hours (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday from 12 noon to 7 pm).  However, if you cannot come to the library, enquire about an “at home service”.

Mission Statement



Kanhiote provides resources to encourage cultural awareness, personal growth, independent learning and increase the ability of the members of the community to cope with personal, social, economic, environmental and technological change.


Kanhiote serves as the community’s information center. Kanhiote serves all people in the community in their roles as individuals or as members of organizations.


Kanhiote participates with other libraries in resource sharing agreements in order to provide a range of information. Kanhiote plans and develops services in response to the needs of the community. The library serves every individual regardless of age, education, religion, economic level, ethnic cultural background, political conviction or mental or physical health.